George_Kell.jpgTigers’ Record:

61-63, 3rd place; 11 GB

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Royals | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Jeremy Bonderman (6-9, 5.37 ERA) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (8-6, 4.61 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 8 – Indians 1

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 2000 — At Comerica Park, fans flee their seats as swarms of small insects invade the stands during the first inning. The six-legged pests do not affect the players, and the game continues uninterrupted with the Tigers edging the Mariners, 6-5.

  • 1968Stan Bahnsen outpitches Earl Wilson to give the host Yankees a 2-1 win over the Tigers. The two teams then battle for 19 innings, before the second game is suspended by curfew with the score 3-3. The game will be finished on the 24th. In the long tie, Lindy McDaniel retires 21 straight Tigers batters, six on strikeouts. In his last three relief appearances, he has retired 30 batters in a row.

  • 1963 — The Tigers acquired outfielder Wayne Comer and cash considerations from the Senators for infielder Larry “Bobo” Osborne.

  • 1912 — The Tigers fall to Walter Johnson, 8-1, Big Train’s 16th win in a row. He is now 29-7.